The Pickaxe of the Underworld is a rare drop from Utumno orcs, wargs, trolls, and other Utumno mobs. It is only dropped by mobs on the fire level of Utumno.

Uses Edit

It is unique in that it is the only tool able to mine Utumno bricks and pillars while inside Utumno, and thus very useful: both for gathering blocks for decorative purposes, and for digging around in Utumno. Indeed, with the use of this pickaxe, lower levels can be accessed without the need for Utumno Keys.

As of Public Beta 25 however, any pickaxe, including the wood one, can mine Utumno bricks while outside of Utumno.

The low durability of 80 uses makes it even more valuable, so it is recommended to save the pickaxe only for mining Utumno blocks and use other pickaxes elsewhere. However, you can repair it in an anvil using orc steel, which is easy enough to obtain, and it can have modifiers like any other item.

If you want to use the exclusive Utumno blocks for your buildings - for example to construct your own Utumno or Angband - then this tool is a must-have for you. However, you do not need this pickaxe to mine Utumno bricks in the overworld, so it might be easier to raze the Pits instead. Keep in mind that these bricks are both aestheticaly pleasing and explosion proof.

Balrog  The Armies of Utumno  Melkor Plate

(Located under Forodwaith, after walking through the Pits)


First Floor: Ice SpiderOrc (Archer) • Warg (Ice)
Second Floor: Orc (Archer) • Tormented ElfTrollWarg (Obsidian)
Third Floor: BalrogOrc (Archer) • Tormented ElfTrollWarg (Fire)

Armour & Equipment:

ArmourBalrog WhipEquipmentPickaxe of the Underworld


First Floor: Ice Brick (Glowing) • Ice Pillar
Second Floor: Obsidian Brick (Fiery) • Obsidian Pillar
Third Floor: Fire Brick (Burning)• Fire Pillar


KeyMelkor PlateFlame of UdûnChill of Daedelos

AxeElven Equipment Sets in Middle-earth PickaxeDolGuldur

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LongspearElven GaladhrimHammerGondor GondorianSwordHighElven LindonBattleaxeLossarnach LossarnachAxeMallorn Mallorn
TridentPelargir PelargirSwordRivendell RivendellLanceRohan RohirricHammerTauredain TaurethrimPolearmWoodElven Wood-elven

Angmar Dagger AngmarMaceBlackNumenorean Black NúmenóreanBattleaxeBlackUruk Black UrukCorsair Harpoon CorsairBattleaxeDolGuldur Dol Guldur
DunlendingClub DunlendingGulfen Khopesh GulfenHammerGundabadUruk Gundabad UrukBattleaxeHalfTroll Half-trollHaradric Pike Haradric
ScimitarOrc MordorMorwaith Spear MorwaithRhûnic Sword RhûnicUmbaric Scimitar UmbaricScimitarUrukBerserker UrukBattleaxeUtumno Utumno

Not Faction Specific:

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